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Description - Shakespeare's Romances by Alison Thorne

New Casebook offers a selection of the most lively and innovative contemporary criticism on the four late plays commonly known as Shakespeare's 'Romances': Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. New historicist, Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic perspectives are all represented, alongside other readings that engage with less familiar issues such as nationalism, topography, religious politics and medico-moral discourse. Alison Thorne's introduction explores the much discussed question of how these plays should be classified generically, and traces the recurrence of certain preconceptions and critical stances in the reception of the Romances from the seventeenth century onwards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333679746
ISBN-10: 0333679741
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alison Thorne

ALISON THORNE teaches in the Department of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde.

Books By Alison Thorne

Shakespeare's Romances by Alison Thorne
Paperback, November 2002
Vision and Rhetoric in Shakespeare by Alison Thorne
Hardback, August 2000